Wind down this autumn with a warm neutral palette and rich, soothing textures.
Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture And Choice (FurnitureChoice.co.uk), shares 3 ways to create a sophisticated yet cosy autumn look at home.
1. Layer neutrals with a warm tan palette
As the temperature drops, layer neutrals with a rich tan and rust palette. Match dark wooden flooring with a wood slat feature wall and a chic walnut coffee table. “Ground the room with a light grey sofa and stylish autumnal accents,” Rebecca says. “Introduce peach caramel, coffee or deep blue hues inspired by the Pantone Autumn/Winter palette through cushions, throws and a textured rug.”
Style a relaxing reading nook for autumn with a cosy grey armchair. Layer with luxe velvet textures which set the scene for enjoying a hot drink after a long day. Match these cosy comforts with sleek amber lighting and smoked glass or brass accents.
2. Add drama with luxe, glamorous textures
Create contrast with dark, dramatic and sophisticated textures in the dining room. Warm up the walls with dark grey paint and wooden slats to start. “Let a glamorous marble dining table and velvet dining chairs take centre stage with their bold style,” Rebecca says. “Soften the look by zoning the area with an elegant rug.” Enhance the ambience with retro-inspired bubble-shaped lighting fixtures which stand out against the clean, modern lines of the room. Double up this luxe feeling with candles and elegant glassware for a lovely night in.
3. Relax with opulent, deep autumn hues
Make your bedroom the perfect setting for winding down on a cold autumn evening. Opt for refined wall panelling or textured wallpaper for a soft yet swanky touch. Choose a grey velvet bed for an understated designer feel. “Amp up the glamour with soothing, dramatic layers reminiscent of a luxury hotel,” Rebecca says. “Go for rust or burnt orange accessories in wool or velvet, which bring to mind falling autumn leaves.” Bask in the autumn glow with ambient lighting for that hygge feeling.